Seattle International Film Festival opened on Thursday 18th May and showcased more than 400 films from 80 countries over 25 days. Three of the films were sponsored by the East Asia Center and the Taiwan Studies Initiative.
Directed by Chung Mung-Hong, Taiwan, 2016
Hong Kong comedy legend Michael Hui gives an impressively restrained performance as a down-on-his-luck taxi driver who accidentally picks up a drug mule, in Taiwanese director Chung Mong-Hong’s (Parking) offbeat, a violent road movie.
Directed by Moon Chang-Yong, Jeon Jin, South Korea 2016
After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his aging godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past in a beautiful story of faith and unconditional love.
Directed by Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2016
Korean virtuoso Hong Sang-soo (Right Now, Wrong Then) delivers an absurdist spin on the romantic comedy when a young painter has a fight with his girlfriend for drinking with another man, then discovers her doppelganger appearing wherever he goes.
We look forward to partnering with SIFF again this year!